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World Rugby
Saturday, January 27, 2018

With the 2018 Sydney Sevens entering the second day today, hosts of fans will feast on the glamour of rugby skills shown by players from around the globe at the Allianz Stadium.

Three Fijians head the list of the stars to watch in the three-day tourney — our own Amenoni Nasilasila who showed a glimpse of his magic in the 31-5 win over Samoa last night.

The others are Nadi's Jo Ravouvou and Vilimoni Koroi of the All Blacks Sevens.

Here is the pick from the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

Joe Ravouvou - NZ

The HSBC Player of the Final from Cape Town has been in some incredible form of late. Unstoppable with ball in hand and a serious turn of foot for a man his size, he'll be a serious threat to any opposing defender this weekend.

Nathan Hirayama - Canada

Canada's all-time top points scorer turned on the magic in Cape Town. His agility and speed proved to be a handful for defences throughout the tournament. One thing's for certain, if he's given space at this weekend he will punish you.

Amenoni Nasilasila - Fiji

Fresh from a table topping DHL Impact Player performance, Nasilasila will be looking to emulate his trojan work from Cape Town. The Fijian is well versed in the offload and tackle area and his team know if they get him firing on all cylinders it'll go a long way to having success at Sydney.

Carlin Isles - USA

Isles hit some form in Cape Town as he delighted crowds with his incredible speed and footwork. At one-point clocking in at a blistering 37 kph (23 mph), while adding later via Twitter that 'he can go faster'.

Danny Barrett - USA

Danny 'the truck' Barrett is back to his bulldozing best. With a hand-off that Jonah Lomu would be proud of, it's probably fair to say he's the most explosive player on the series.

Philip Snyman - SA

The Blitzboks' captain fantastic has an incredible presence on the pitch. His support lines on attack make him dangerous to any defences but it's his leadership qualities that add so much value to his team.

Vilimoni Koroi - NZ

The 19-year-old pace man has been in superb form on the series so far. He's bagged himself six tries and has created endless amounts of opportunities for his team-mates. His electric feet and creative vision make him an absolute nightmare for defences.








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